Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
"It takes approximately thirty seconds for Kevin James and Nick Bakay to undo any existing good will viewers might have for its predecessor. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" succeeds only at being aggravating."
Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)
"One watches at a politely admiring, oddly removed distance. The film, exquisitely performed by Binoche, Stewart and Moretz, remains chilly in spite of its showbiz intimacy, which may be the point all along."
The Longest Ride (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
Furious 7 (2015)
" It took seven movies, but "Furious Seven" can be counted as the franchise's first unequivocal success, a go-for-broke extravaganza of gripping tension, unbelievably wild stuntwork, and a beating heart that doesn't feel prefabricated."
The Rewrite (2015)
Song One (2015)
"Compelling in spite of its commonplace premise and themes. Wanting to see where Tris goes from hereand how Shailene Woodley will continue to imbue her with lifeis more than enough incentive to keep watching."
"Sweeping, intimate and whimsical, "Cinderella" does the Disney brand proud with a faithful yet expansive retelling that never misplaces its heart in exchange for shallow extravagance. This is one happily ever after worth believing."
Unfinished Business (2015)
The DUFF (2015)
"Capable, spry, and mostly wise when it isn't spelling out its moralistic intent. The main attraction is Mae Whitman, acting her heart out while making her every last moment look as natural and vulnerable as that of a real life being lived."
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
"Any way one spins it, this is a bad movie. It's cheap-looking. It's asinine. It's dull. It's thoroughly unsatisfying. And, at 93 minutes, the proceedings earn a whopping two laughs tucked inside a tidal wave of misery."
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Seventh Son (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"From the tedious, exposition-heavy script to the thoroughly bizarre cast trapped in soulless roles, the $175-million "Jupiter Ascending" is an interesting, albeit clunky, mess until it ceases holding any appeal at all."
The Last 5 Years (2015)
The Loft (2015)
Project Almanac (2015)
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Inherent Vice (2015)
Taken 3 (2015)
"Mildly competent and mostly diverting, but the formula is getting stale, and it feels like everyone involved knows it. These characters deserve a break, and so does this increasingly preposterous, threadbare series."
"A heinously inflammatory propaganda piece that gives the documentary form and even-minded conservatives bad names, "America: Imagine the World Without Her" boils down to 105 minutes of uneducated ignorance."
Still Alice (2015)
"Julianne Moore's lead turn is towering and momentous, the work of an actor whose awe-inspiring natural talent knows no limits. Watching her in this role provides a thrill that not even some of the best action films could hope to attain."
Into the Woods (2014)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
"Has undeniable technical merits and two fine central turns from Bale and Edgerton, but how successful can a sprawling live-action spectacle really be when it makes one wish he or she was revisiting 1998's animated, "The Prince of Egypt," instead?"
The Hero of Color City (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
""Whiplash" is intense, brutal and really bloody. Oh, and it's a music drama. An engrossing, piercing force with which to be reckoned, barreling over reality into operatic theatrics so deliciously over-the-top they border on the surreal."
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
""Ragnarok" plays like Norway's answer to "Jurassic Park." If the film is derivative of Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, the skillfulness with which the similarities are deposited is also what makes it memorable."
Force Majeure (2014)
The Dog (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"Aesthetically, a vision of pure, impeccable imagination. If "Big Hero 6" concludes on a dishonest note, there is still no denying its successes as an entertainment of tender, witty accord. And it's pretty. Really, really pretty."
The Babadook (2014)